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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Words to Move

"I'm going to speak to you in the most beautiful language in the world - the language of music."
Turkish singer-songwriter Sezen Aksu at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France

"When people fight at the dinner table, the food turns to poison in the body."
From the product description to Cooking with My Sisters: One Hundred Years of Family Recipes by American author Adriana Trigiani

"I always reckoned that if you can't look somebody in the eye and be rude about them, you just shouldn't look them in the eye."
The Times writer Hugo Rifkind in BBC's report "The death of the newspaper diary?"

"History has been abused! We keep blaming each other for what happened in the past."
From Star Trek Voyager episode "Living Witness" in which a character questions a false account of genocide

"Everything I have and everything I am today is thanks to my education."
BBC reader Mustafa Yorumcu on "The Youngest Headmaster in the World"

"Finally I've managed to succeed leaving this ugly world. I'd have laughed if someone had told me dying could be so hard. I understood what the world was made of at the age of fifteen. Don't tell anyone I've died. Burn my wigs, throw away the ashes. I don't want to be buried according to Islamic rites. Just cover me completely in a white bathrobe that's all."
From the suicide note of troubled 70s Turkish porn star Seher Şeniz

"I succeeded in everything, except beating cancer. I'm sorry mum."
The last words of successful 32 year-old Turkish economist Volkan Danış who suffered from a rare form of cancer to his mother

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